Resisting the Devil

Text: 1 Peter 5:6-10 Satan is trying to destroy us and cause us to miss out on the reward that God has made available for the faithful. Yet God has made it so that we can resist the devil and overcome him. Humble Yourselves Before God (v. 6) Therefore – based upon what was just said […]

Give Us a King

Text: 1 Samuel 8:4-9 The Israelites demanded that Samuel appoint a king to rule over them. They were a distinct people – God’s chosen nation (Deuteronomy 7:6) – yet they wanted to be like all the nations around them. This chapter is sometimes used to discuss the danger of God’s people wanting to be like the […]

Are Some Sins Worse Than Others?

Text: John 19:11 People often want to think of degrees of sin – some being greater than others. Some sins are seen as being especially bad (murder/rape), while others are considered virtually innocent (“a little white lie”). Is it Biblical to think of sins in this way? Are some sins worse than others? Yes and no. Let […]

Extreme Measures

Text: Matthew 18:8-9 Typically, one will not purposefully harm himself unless he is severely depressed or mentally ill. Yet this idea is used in the New Testament to make a spiritual application – we must be willing to go to extreme measures to do what is right. In this lesson, we are going to see what […]

Then the Devil Comes

Text: Luke 8:11-12 In His explanation of the parable of the sower, Jesus described the time when “the devil comes.” There are various times when “the devil comes” to tempt us or to convince us to reject the truth. If we are to resist him, we would do well to note when he comes so we […]

Our Adequacy Is From God

Text: 2 Corinthians 3:4-6 There are times in life when everyone of us, no matter who we are, feels inadequate. We should not feel this way, especially as Christians, even though it is tempting at times. Why should we not feel inadequate? Paul explained that “our adequacy [sufficiency, KJV] is from God.” Why We May Feel […]

The Life of Jesus

Text: John 1:14 “The Word became flesh.” This was Jesus; He came to earth to live among men. This was necessary to fulfill His mission through His death on the cross [more on this in a future lesson]. In this lesson, we are going to take a broad look at the life of Jesus and see what we can […]